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Dry Bones Days

Dry Bones Days

DRY BONES DAYS by Hugh Farquhar The Psalm chosen by the designers of the Lectionary for this Sunday, Palm/Passion Sunday, is Psalm 31:9-16. For reasons I cannot explain, I found myself focusing on verse 10: “My strength fails me . . . my bones are wasted away.” This...

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I Choose Joy

I Choose Joy

I CHOOSE JOY FOR LENT by Hugh Farquhar The Lectionary Gospel Reading (Revised Common Lectionary) for next Sunday, the first in Lent, is Mark 1:9-15 which includes the baptism, temptation, and mission of Jesus. My eyes fixed on verse 15: “Now after John was arrested,...

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Walk, Run, Soar

Walk, Run, Soar

WALK, RUN, SOAR By Hugh Farquhar  The Old Testament Reading from the Revised Common Lectionary next Sunday is Isaiah 40:21-31. When my wife Dorothy died in 1994, I needed to choose the Scriptures I wanted to have read at her funeral. As a student of the Scriptures...

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